(Closed) Anyone ever just feel…

posted 3 years ago in Wellness
Post # 2
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

Everything you listed here.. all signs and symptoms of depression. Please make an appointment with your doctor to discuss this, especially since you said it’s been going on for a while.  

I hope you get help and get better! 

Post # 3
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Honey bee

nifer317:  I agree. Take care of yourself, OP! 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

lawstudentbee:  Are you in law school?? When did this feeling start? How are you doing in school? Do you and Fiance have any issues that bother you? How were your friendships before you moved? Whose idea was the move?  I’m just trying to figure out if you are experiencing loss (situational/grief), are getting enough sleep what with law school and wedding, or if you have the illness of depression.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

It could be clinical depression; it could be situational grief, but either way, you seem to be having some difficulty enjoying your life and are also having to deal with a bit more stress, which suggests that maybe talking to a professional would be helpful. Most schools offer these services free of charge to students–perhaps that would be a good option for you to try things out. 

“Blah” is not a great feeling to have day-to-day so if that’s your current MO, a little support might be some welcome relief. 

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Well, to me it seems unlikely that your professional license would be truly jeopardized purely because you went to therapy–but that’s a better question for your advisor. 

I can say that pretty much every practicing attorney (and I know plenty!) I know sees a therapist, and all passed the bar and are gainfully employed.   

Post # 9
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Buzzing Beekeeper

lawstudentbee:  Lol most people have disclosed much worse on their character and fitness apps and still passed without even an interview. That shouldn’t even be a concern.

Post # 10
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Helper bee

It does sound like you could have depression.  Everything I have heard about law school points to it being very intense, stressful, and competitive.  How long have you felt like this?  Did it start after you began law school?  I’m not suggesting that law school is not a good fit for you, I am just wondering if there is a pattern there? It also sounds like you are homesick, which could help make you feel this way?  How far are you from your home city?  Is there anyway you could travel back more often and could that help you have a better outlook on life?

I would put my health and well being first and seek professional help if needed.  That is the most important thing right now.  If you were to have depression, you would need to get treatment as soon as you could.  I hope you can find a good solution soon!  Take care of yourself!

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

I completely understand where you are coming from. Law school was very difficult for me and I struggled with severe anxiety and depression due to school and a family emergency. I got a therapist my first semester and kept was going to her through passing the bar. It was immensely helpful.

I honestly don’t remember anyone making a big deal of a mental health section in the moral character application. I had no problem passing and if they asked about a it, I know I was honest. 

As a lawyer who hangs out with lawyers, I know plenty who went to therapists during law school and have their license. 

if you need anyone to talk to who’s been there and made it out to the other side, feel free to message me!

Post # 14
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Helper bee

I think going to the law school wellness counselor is a great first step!  You can get their opinion and take it from there.  This does not seem out of the norm from what you describe, and you are definitely not a failure!  I got some really bad anxiety and depression in undergrad and almost had to stay out a semester.  Fortunately I was able to jump in and make the semester, but it was tough.  I just got on a light dose of anxiety medicine and took it one day at a time.  This is just something you need to address as soon as possible, and it sounds like you are going to do that.  I hope everything works out well for you! 

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Law school sucks.  It really does.  No matter where you are.  It’s isolating and exhausting.  There is nothing wrong with seeking help.  And please stop holding yourself to such high standards if it is damaging to your emotional well-being.  My first semester of law school I was just STUNNED by how poorly I did.  I studied all the damn time.  But by my last year of law school I found classes to balance the high stress classes (research/writing driven).  You will adjust to this.  But the first year is hard on everyone.  

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